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Returning to work

Returning to work after a long break can be tough. Whether it be returning from maternity leave or a sabbatical ramping on can be difficult. Returning to work

Here you will find articles about returning from maternity leave, advice on working from home, whether or not to work part-time and training you can undergo to make the process of re-entering the workplace as smooth as possible.

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15
Mar

Returning to work? Plan for a smooth start

Towards the end of last year, the Government Equalities Office announced a fund of £600,000 to help vulnerable women return to work. This includes providing assistance to women who have experienced issues such as homelessness, domestic abuse and mental health problems. The government also recognises that women with caring responsibilities are significantly disadvantaged. Caring responsibilities,...
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26
Feb

A career break is not a career breaker

Returning to work after a career break can be daunting, whether it’s been a gap of six months or six years, returning to an organisation and a role you know well or making a new start. But why? What happens to us when we take a career break that makes it so hard? With a...
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16
Jan

Bloomberg Global Data Returner Circle 2019

Location: London Date: 13 & 14 March 2019 Programme: Returner Engagement Event Bloomberg Global Data is excited to partner with Women Returners to host the first of Bloomberg’s 2019 Returner Circles in London. Bloomberg Returner Circles are an initiative to support and engage talented professionals who have experience in financial services and are looking to return to full-time roles after a...
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16
Jan

Bloomberg Intelligence Returner Circle 2019

Location: London Date: 20 & 21 March 2019 Programme: Returner Engagement Event Bloomberg Intelligence, Bloomberg’s Equity, Credit & Policy Research department, is excited to partner with Women Returners to host the second of Bloomberg’s 2019 Returner Circles in London. Bloomberg Returner Circles are an initiative to support and engage talented women who have experience in financial services and are looking to...
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09
Jan

Motherhood. It didn’t stop me

My story is not one for the sceptical. So, October 2016 I found out I was 32/33 weeks pregnant. Almost eight months had gone by unknowingly aware of the tiny human that was cooking inside me. Most the skeptics are those that had a pregnancy that came with every ache and symptom imaginable. Even when...
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01
Jan

The art of balance | The working mum

Every modern working woman knows that life is a balancing act: a tight rope walk between being confident but not “bossy”, ambitious but not a “neglectful mum”, a social butterfly but also a businesswoman and a great mum. Becoming a working mother has been the ultimate test for me in a world where I grew...
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27
Nov

Why I want to champion a phased return to work after maternity leave

I previously wrote about my return to work after maternity leave, specifically focusing on how beneficial my Keeping in Touch (KIT) days were. Whilst I believe KIT days are essential to parents returning after maternity, paternity or shared adoption leave, I also think that there are some other ways the process can be streamlined too....
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15
Nov

Defining a new deal for parents at work

If organisations want to attract and hold on to talent, expecting working parents to choose between success in the home and the office is no longer an option. And it is essential for employers to improve support for working fathers in order to achieve equality for working mothers. That’s according to new research (Expecting More...
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